Scott headed to DL (slightly updated)
Asked Monday night whether the Orioles were definitely sending out a pitcher to make room for Tuesday’s starter Mitch Atkins, manager Buck Showalter said, “not necessarily,” adding that the move could take “another form.”
The obvious speculation written about Monday was that that form could be a disabled list stint for outfielder Luke Scott, who has a right labrum tear and has been trying to play through the pain.
Well, looks like speculation has turned reality and Scott will head to the disabled list today. It will become official later this afternoon. The move can be backdated to July 4, meaning he can come off the DL during the second series after the All-Star break. It’s possible he could have surgery to repair it and miss the rest of the season, but that wasn’t in Scott’s mind last week.
Showalter also hinted on Monday that more than one move could be made. So the Scott decision doesn’t necessarily mean that the roster spot of Chris Jakubauskas or Pedro Viola is safe.
UPDATE: I'm being told now that Scott to the DL will be the only move made today. That could change, but that's the plan right now.
MASN Sports first reported the Scott move was certain to happen.